Isle of Man Legislation

The aviation legislation applicable to the Isle of Man consists of our own national legislation and specific UK and EU legislation which we have chosen to apply to the Island. The Isle of Man is not a member of the European Union.

As a Crown Dependency of the United Kingdom (UK), the Isle of Man falls within the UK’s ratification of the Chicago Convention. ICAO Standards and Recommended practices are implemented in the Isle of Man and all information required under ICAO’s Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) is maintained and updated. The Isle of Man was audited by ICAO in 2009 as part of the UK USOAP inspection, performing very strongly, with results comparable to States with long-established Safety Regulatory systems. The ICAO audit also provided an opportunity to identify areas of further development, which have subsequently been acted on.

 

Primary Legislation provides our legal basis, and you can get further detail by clicking on the hyperlinks below:

Civil Aviation Act 1982 - Details the powers to regulate
Airports and Civil Aviation Act 1987 Details the powers to apply UK and EC aviation legislation to the Isle of Man

 

The Civil Aviation (Procedure) Regulations are applied to the Island by the Civil Aviation (Subordinate Legislation) (Application) Order 2006.

A consolidated ‘as applied’ and ‘as amended version of the legislation has been prepared to provide stakeholders with easy reference working copy.

This can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink below 

Civil Aviation (Procedure) Regulations 1991 Regulation for the conduct of the Department

 

 

Provides the legal requirements for civil aviation operations. You can get further detail by clicking on the hyperlinks below:

 

Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order 2015 - Original version
Air Navigation (Isle of Man) (Amendment) Order 2016 - 2016 amendment

 

The following is applied to the Island by the Civil Aviation (Subordinate Legislation) (Application) Order 2006.

Consolidated ‘as applied’ and ‘as amended versions of the legislation have been prepared to provide stakeholders with easy reference working copies.

These can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlinks below: 

Aeroplane Noise Regulations - Requirements and process for noise certification of propeller driven and subsonic jet aeroplanes
Air Navigation General RegulationsAmplifies certain content of the Air Navigation (Isle of Man) Order
Aircraft Insurance Minimum insurance in respect of liability for passengers, the associated duties of applicants and the Department
Births, Deaths and Missing PersonsRequirements to report births deaths and missing persons on Isle of Man registered aircraft
Environmental StandardsRequirements for noise and emissions certification for helicopters and supersonic aeroplanes
Investigation of Air Accidents and IncidentsProcedures and processes for air accident and serious incident investigation
Mortgaging of Aircraft Processes for the registration of mortgages for Isle of Man registered aircraft

The Aviation (Cape Town Convention) (No 2) Order 2016 applies the International Interests in Aircraft Equipment (Cape Town Convention) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/912) to the Isle of Man and implements the Cape Town Convention which is an international treaty intended to standardise transactions involving moveable property

(Note: effective on 1 January 2018).

A consolidated ‘as applied’ and ‘as amended’ version of the order has been prepared to provide stakeholders with easy reference working copy. This can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink below:

Text of the International Interests in Aircraft Equipment (Cape Town Convention) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 912) as will be applied to the Isle of Man

A complete list of Permissions and/or Exemptions that have been issued in relation to the Isle of Man legislation are available on the Isle of Man Civil Aviation administration web site.

Those applicable to 'M' Reg aircraft, wherever they may operate, are available to download below:

Isle of Man 'M' Registered Aircraft Operating Globally

Exemption 19/2016 THE CARRIAGE OF MUNITIONS OF WAR AND SPORTING WEAPONS IN UNACCOMPANIED PASSENGER BAGGAGE
Exemption 02/2017 ICAO TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE SAFE TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY AIR

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